Prize draw to reward continued mask use among bus passengers

2 Dec 2021, 9:42 AM

Rick Stolwerk selfie with face mask.Rick Stolwerk shows off his face covering at Whangarei’s Rose St bus terminus.

The ‘Mask up Northland’ campaign, running from Tuesday 30 November to Tuesday 14 December, aims to reward continued mask use among bus passengers and encourage further use among those who reluctantly wear them.

Rick Stolwerk, who chairs Northland’s Regional Transport Committee, says wearing a face covering isn’t always the most comfortable thing, but it does make a difference to passenger safety.

“With the large variety of mask and face coverings we thought to would be great to see the different coverings passengers are wearing to protect each other on the bus.”

“To help encourage people to get involved we are giving away 50 x $30 grocery vouchers randomly to those that have entered the draw.”

To enter Northlanders just need to upload a photo of their face covering to

For those unable to wear a face for medical reasons and/or are exempt, they can upload a photo of themself scanning in for their ride on any CityLink/Buslink service in Northland or holding their Bee card. (All of these are ways to help prevent the spread of Covid 19 on public transport.)

The prize draws for all 50 vouchers will take place on the Wednesday 15 December 2021. Winners will be notified by email or phone over the next couple of days – with some of the judges’ favourite pictures posted on Northland Regional Council’s Facebook page over the following week.

More details and full terms and conditions can be found at: